|a1 videodisc (109 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aDirection by Tomy Wigand.
|aUlrich Noethen, Sebastian Koch, Piet Klocke, Hauke Diekamp, Philipp Peters-Arnolds, Frederick Lau.
|aThis film is a modern version of a novel by Erich Ka?stner. Although Twelve year old Jonathan is the new boy at the St. Thomas boarding school in Leipzig, the other boys quickly become his friends. They find a manuscript of a play and decide to perform it, but their choirmaster forbids them. He had written the play together with a friend who disappeared when trying to flee to the west from the GDR. The children discover the truth and their Christmas celebration is a resounding success after all.